Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy Equips Pre-Med Students in Immersive Experience
This past summer, twenty-two undergraduate students spanning across Connecticut community colleges, Hispanic serving institutions, and historically Black colleges and universities participated in the Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy (YSEMA), an immersive, six week program at Yale School of Medicine. The program, now in its fifth cohort, is designed to improve success in upper-division science courses that are required for pre-med students.
The Supreme Court Got It Wrong: Who We Are Does Matter
The Supreme Court got it wrong. Their decision ignores an extensive body of studies demonstrating racial inequity in education, health, and wealth. For 60 years, affirmative action was an effective tool for leveling the playing field and enriching the diversity of college graduates and the social mobility of individuals.Source: Ciencia Puerto Rico
Karina N. Gonzalez Herrera, PhD, to Join Yale School of Medicine as Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Yale School of Medicine is pleased to announce Karina N. Gonzalez Herrera, PhD, will join the institution as Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) effective June 1, 2023. Dr. Gonzalez Herrera comes to Yale with a wealth of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and an impressive academic background in biological and biomedical sciences.
Students Organize Auction to Support Local Nonprofits Focused on Hunger & Homelessness
“The man. The myth. The bowtie.” When auctioneer Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of internal medicine (general medicine) and assistant dean for education, called out these words at Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) 29th Annual Hunger & Homelessness (H&H) Charity Auction on the evening of January 19, it led to a bidding frenzy from the crowd gathered in the school’s Café Med.
Anatomy Teaching Program: Decades of Impactful Community Mentoring
Since 1994, students from Hill Regional Career Magnet High School in New Haven—which focuses on business, technology, health, and the sciences— have had the opportunity to study anatomy in the anatomy lab at Yale School of Medicine (YSM). First and second-year YSM student volunteers teach and serve as mentors in the Anatomy Teaching Program (ATP). At least 1,000 Career students, most in their junior year, have participated in ATP since its creation.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Orthopaedic Surgery: An Interview with Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS
In this video, OrthoInfo Social Media Editor Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, and Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, discuss Dr. Lattanza's extensive efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in orthopaedic surgery, including co-founding The Perry Initiative to inspire more women to enter and become leaders in the field.Source: OrthoInfo
Why Is Everyone I Know Getting Sick?
Masks and social distancing made the common cold nearly disappear, but now these viruses are back with a vengeance. RSV is filling up emergency rooms, and flu season is off to a roaring start, too. It’s the worst season of respiratory illness in recent memory. Why is this happening? Alok and Sheena explain the leading theory behind the “tripledemic.” Vitals is a series that’s taking a new approach to health and medicine. Hosts Alok Patel, MD, and Sheena Williams RN are going beyond the headlines to answer your questions on the latest health topics. No judgment, no taboos. Just 100% science-based information.Source: PBS Vitals
Zan, Zendegi, Azadi: Iranian Protest Stories Shared at Yale School of Medicine
Over 160 faculty, students, and staff gathered in The Anlyan Center auditorium on the evening of November 2 in support of members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) community affected by the recent uprising in Iran. The event was sponsored by the YSM Diversity Champions Advisory Council.
Inequities in medical school research could hinder workforce diversity
In two new studies, Yale investigators examined factors that can shape biomedical career paths — research experiences, publications, and funding rates — among medical students in the United States. They found disparities across race, ethnicity, and sex that may contribute to underrepresentation in the field.Source: YaleNews
Medical Students Reflect on Increased Diversity in Institutional Portraits
Historically, oil portrait paintings of white men have made up nearly all of the artwork in the Sterling Hall of Medicine, a prominent building within the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) campus. Recently, updates were made to the building’s portraiture to feature more diversity in gender and background. In a new qualitative study, researchers from the YSM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital conducted interviews with second- to fourth-year medical students at Yale, asking for their reflections on both the original and updated artwork.